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1 Do You Know What Your Children Are Doing Online? Presented by: Jenny John, School Counselor Renee Johnson, School Counselor Erin Hockenberry, School Counselor Kristina Shaw, School Psychologist

2 Bullying…. Is aggressive behavior that intends to cause harm or distress Is aggressive behavior that intends to cause harm or distress Usually is repeated overtime Usually is repeated overtime Occurs in a relationship where there is an imbalance of power or strength Occurs in a relationship where there is an imbalance of power or strength

3 Cyber Bullying Defined Bullying through , instant messaging, in a chat room, on a website, or through digital messages or images sent to a cell phone. Kowalski, Limber & Agatston, 2008

4 Whats Different About Cyber Bullying? 24/7 and the invasion of home/personal space 24/7 and the invasion of home/personal space The audience can be very large and reached rapidly The audience can be very large and reached rapidly People who cyber bully may attempt to remain anonymous People who cyber bully may attempt to remain anonymous The profile of the bully and target The profile of the bully and target

5 Examples of Cyber Bullying Flaming Flaming Harassment Harassment Denigration Denigration Impersonation Impersonation Outing Outing Trickery Trickery Exclusion Exclusion Cyber Stalking Cyber Stalking - Virginia Department of Education, 2008

6 Warning Signs Of Bullying Depression Depression Subtle changes in behavior may indicate potential problems that should be discussed. Subtle changes in behavior may indicate potential problems that should be discussed. Isolation could indicate a more severe stage of emotional crisis. Isolation could indicate a more severe stage of emotional crisis.WWW.ISAFE.ORG

7 cell fons n textN (Cell Phones & Texting)

8 Mathews County Acceptable Use Policy Unacceptable Uses Unacceptable Uses Submitting, posting, publishing or displaying any obscene, profane, threatening, illegal, or other inappropriate material. Submitting, posting, publishing or displaying any obscene, profane, threatening, illegal, or other inappropriate material. Cyber bullying, threatening, or using the computer system to disrupt the school learning environment. Cyber bullying, threatening, or using the computer system to disrupt the school learning environment. Network Etiquette Network Etiquette Each user is expected to abide by generally accepted rules of etiquette. Use of computers and other electronic devices in a manner that disrupts the learning environment, activities or events is prohibited. Each user is expected to abide by generally accepted rules of etiquette. Use of computers and other electronic devices in a manner that disrupts the learning environment, activities or events is prohibited. Excerpt from MCPS Policy IIBEA-R/GAB-R

9 Mathews County Acceptable Use Policy Use Of Appropriate Language Use Of Appropriate Language The use of obscene, lewd, profane, threatening or disrespectful language is prohibited. The use of obscene, lewd, profane, threatening or disrespectful language is prohibited. Users shall not post or print in electronic or paper form, personal contact information, including names, home, school or work addresses, telephone numbers, or photographs, about themselves or others unless they have received written permission form that person or the posting and printing meets all district and school policies and regulations. Users shall not post or print in electronic or paper form, personal contact information, including names, home, school or work addresses, telephone numbers, or photographs, about themselves or others unless they have received written permission form that person or the posting and printing meets all district and school policies and regulations. Excerpt from MCPS Policy IIBEA-R/GAB-R

10 School Rules On Cell Phone Use Must be turned off and kept in the students locker or car during the school day. Must be turned off and kept in the students locker or car during the school day. Any cell phone that is visible or used during the school day will result in the cell phone being confiscated and the phone will only be returned to a parent. Any cell phone that is visible or used during the school day will result in the cell phone being confiscated and the phone will only be returned to a parent. For any subsequent violations of the policy, the student will be suspended for one day. For any subsequent violations of the policy, the student will be suspended for one day. The use of video cameras or video phones is prohibited during the school day. The use of video cameras or video phones is prohibited during the school day.

11 Possible Consequences for Cyber Bullying Legal action against individual and/or parent if individual is a minor Legal action against individual and/or parent if individual is a minor Civil Civil Criminal (Class 1 Misdemeanor to Felony charges) Criminal (Class 1 Misdemeanor to Felony charges)

12 Parents can you read this message? DYWT lern d nu n QL wA 2 C8 w/yr kid? lerning d txtN lengo keeps parNts AC/DC W dis nu cr8tive teknoloG.

13 The Translation Do you want to learn the new and cool way Do you want to learn the new and cool way DYWT lern D nu n QL WA DYWT lern D nu n QL WA to communicate with your child? to communicate with your child? 2 C8 w / yr kid? 2 C8 w / yr kid?

14 Translation Continued Learning the texting lingo keeps parents lerning d txtn lengo keeps parnts current with this new creative technology. AC/DC w dis nu cr8tive teknolog. Choose: Translate English to Lingo

15 Lingo 2 Word Lingo 2 Word

16 Parental Controls for Cell Phones Parental Controls for Cell Phones

17 Parental Controls for Cell Phones Parental Controls for Cell Phones

18 Parental Controls for Cell Phones Parental Controls for Cell Phones

19 Verizon Wireless Free Content Filter Ratings Ages 7+ This material contains little or no violence, no strong language, little or no sexual dialogue and situations and no themes of a mature nature. This content is considered suitable for children age 7 and above and parents can comfortably allow this content to be accessed by children 7 and above unattended. Ages 13+ This content would be considered suitable for children 13 and above by most parents. Parents are cautioned against allowing children under 13 to access or view this content unattended. Ages 17+ This content may contain one or more of the following: strong language, violence, nudity, sexual situations, or drug abuse. Many parents would consider this material unsuitable for children under 17 and parents are strongly cautioned against allowing children under 17 to access or view this content. FILTER OFF Turning off the content filter provides access to all content accessible through your mobile phone, including content that you may consider objectionable. Please note: Some content may require additional authentication and/or age verification prior to access, download, use or purchase.

20 Social Networking Sites

21 What Is A Social Networking Site? Internet resource which allows individuals to interact with one another Internet resource which allows individuals to interact with one another There are thousands of social networking sites – each constructed for different reasons There are thousands of social networking sites – each constructed for different reasons

22 MySpace

23 Facebook

24 YouTube YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips Unregistered users can watch most videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload and view an unlimited number of videos Unregistered users can watch most videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload and view an unlimited number of videos Some videos are available only to users of age 18 or older. These may be of an explicit nature Some videos are available only to users of age 18 or older. These may be of an explicit nature Videos are not permitted to be longer than 10 minutes in length Videos are not permitted to be longer than 10 minutes in length

25 Internet & Video Games Individuals can network through internet gaming sites & video game systems Individuals can network through internet gaming sites & video game systems

26 What You Should Do If You or Your Child Are Being Cyber Bullied?

27 The 5 Rs Recognize – Recognize – people online are not always who they say they are and take note of the bullys screen name or address. Refuse – Refuse – to open or read any message from a cyber-bully. Record – Record – document the attempts of cyber bullying for law enforcement officials. Respond – Respond – by ignoring the bully at first and never respond to a bully out of anger. Report – Report – cyber bullying to the internet service provider, the school (if school related), a trusted adult, or law enforcement to stop it immediately.WWW.ISAFE.ORG

28 Websites – Federal Trade Commission – Federal Trade Commission – Internet Keep Safe Coalition – Internet Keep Safe Coalition – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – National Crime Prevention Council – National Crime Prevention Council – National Cyber Security Alliance – National Cyber Security Alliance – trained teens & preteens that promote internet safety – trained teens & preteens that promote internet safety – ability to decode chat/text messages – ability to decode chat/text messages – Mathews County Public Schools Acceptable Computer Use Policy – Mathews County Public Schools Acceptable Computer Use Policy

29 Special Thanks To The Following Sponsors: Thomas Hunter PTA Lee-Jackson PTA Donks Theater Mathews YMCA


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